Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 292,252 user samples
16,142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 168GB free
Poor: 49% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 392nd / 911
276,110 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 106GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 911
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
68.4 % 94.9 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
462 MB/s 498 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
297 MB/s 396 MB/s Much faster write speed.
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.7 MB/s 38.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
57.7 MB/s 76.8 MB/s Much faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
307 MB/s 401 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17.4 MB/s 33.5 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
Peak Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s 517 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
339 MB/s 417 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.4 MB/s 46.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
79.7 MB/s 103 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s 422 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.3 MB/s 47.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
Market Share
Based on 6,060,662 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % 6.86 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
83.5 % 103 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 125 % Hugely more popular.
Price (score)
$80 Slightly cheaper.
21 Months Much more recent.
39 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
230 MB/s 372 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
221 MB/s 280 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
800 Pts 1,148 Pts Much stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
40.4 MB/s 122 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
135 MB/s 186 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
133 MB/s 176 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
26.2 MB/s 66.8 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
275GB 250GB

The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]


The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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  • Raw speed comparison - Raw speed readings.
  • Details ordered by value - Detailed performance stats ordered by overall value for money.
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